Add Some Surprise and Sparkle this Valentine’s Day

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Yes, ladies – it’s that time of year again! That time, of course, when love is supposed to be in the air. Though, regardless of how, who, or if you’re spending your Valentine’s Day with anyone special, we all deserve to treat ourselves a little. Let’s add some surprise and sparkle this Valentine’s Day with some beautiful yet simple hairstyle tips to try, as well as makeup ideas, which may give you the excuse to make a trip to Sephora. And the best part? There’s no need to break the bank! Needless to say, let’s get started and have some fun!

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

For a special night out with your date, you’ll want to create a look that shows you’ve taken a little extra time to look nice for your date; it also doesn’t hurt to create a look that will impress. Besides making your date feel good, it will give you confidence as well. Here is a quick, easy, and cool way to add some glamour and spice to your makeup look. The perfect eye shadow palette to play with would be the well-loved Urban Decay Naked3, as its palette consists entirely of rose gold tones which – you guessed it – are great for Valentine’s Day. You can start with Urban Decay’s Naked3 palette, which you can use with a Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow. These foiled eye shadows are priced at $9.99 each – how awesome is that? What’s even better is the fact that you can get them in a pan, so if you decide that you’d like to get more, you can have your own personalized collection safely tucked into one of their Z Palettes.

Makeup Geek can only be found online, but it is a great site to visit. Its owner, Marlena, has worked incredibly hard to make wonderful products for beauty enthusiasts and lovers, such as herself. Some perfect Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadows that would be fantastic for your date night include:  “Magic Act,” “In the Spotlight,” “Grandstand,” “Showtime,” and “Flame Thrower.” These beautiful foiled eye shadows will not only enhance your eye makeup but will also amplify your typical makeup routine for going out. The best way to make sure that all your hard work lasts throughout the night is to use a glitter glue primer. It is made particularly for glitter, pigments, and foiled eye shadows, and it’s stronger than that of a regular eye shadow primer. A popular and well-loved primer for this type of look is Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Binding Eye Shadow Primer, which retails for $20.

Keep in mind that you want your foiled eye shadow to be the center of attention, so keep the black eyeliner to a minimum! As for cheeks and lips, make sure that they are not neglected but that they also don’t steal the show. A pinky-rose blush and a muted lip, preferably a nude or a baby pink, would work best with this look.

As for hair, a simple classic top knot would be perfect for this type of occasion. Not only is it easy to do, but it is chic, classic, and romantic for whatever outfit you put together. This hairstyle usually works best when dirty (dry shampoo, such as Batiste, is always helpful). There are many ways to achieve the top knot, but the simplest includes tying your hair in a ponytail at the crown of your head, twisting your hair around the elastic, and then pinning it with straight pins. If your hair happens to be thick and the bobby pins won’t hold, use another elastic band to ensure that your knot is secure and will remain in place. Finally, give a light spritz to your hair using your hairspray of choice. I personally like to use Garnier Fruitis Style Anti-Humidity Hairspray Flexible Control in the number two, as it gives your hair a more flexible hold and just so happens to smell good.

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